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From: Andrew Overholt <>
To: Paul Leung <>
Subject: Re: RHDB 2.1 ISO not working
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 15:24:00 -0000	[thread overview]
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Paul Leung once said:
> I downloaded the iso from a mirror in hawaii into my windows machine.  I 
> burned it at 6x speed with my HP burner and EasyCD Creator software.  I 
> then tried to use it on my Redhat 8.0 machine.

I'm willing to bet that it was the fault of EasyCD Creator.

> The weird stuff that I found on the cd are these:
> The "Install" scripts were named "install" with a lowercase i.
> The "RHL-7.3" and "RHL-8.0" directories were in lowercase and they had a 
> underline instead of a hyphen.
> I also think I saw that the execute permission was missing from all files 
> and directories.

Yes, I think this was caused by your burning software.  Can you get burning
working under Red Hat Linux?  Alternatively, is your ISO accessible on a
hard disk to your RH installation?  If so, you could just mount it on

(do everything beginning with a `#' as root)

# mkdir /mnt/rhdb
# mount -o ro,loop <isofilename> /mnt/rhdb

Where <isofilename> should be replaced with the full path to the RHDB 2.1
ISO file.

The first option (burning under Red Hat) can be accomplished with:

# cdrecord -scanbus

this will display the current recording devices available.
Pick the SCSI ID of the CD writer ... it will be something like:

        0,0,0     0) '        ' 'CD-R/RW RW7080A ' '1.10' Removable CD-ROM
        0,1,0     1) 'ASUS    ' 'DVD-ROM E608    ' '1.40' Removable CD-ROM

where 0,0,0 is the one I want.  Put a blank CD in your burner and:

# cdrecord dev=0,0,0 rhdb21-i386.iso

This should burn the ISO properly.  Let us know what happens.

> Thanks for helping me.  I've been a windows slave for a long time and when 
> I started using linux, the first thing that hit me was how great linux 
> people are with help and support.  When I get good enough at linux, I'll 
> pay it forward.

Glad to hear it!


  reply	other threads:[~2003-01-10 15:24 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-01-10  5:43 Paul Leung
2003-01-10 15:24 ` Andrew Overholt [this message]
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2003-01-12  5:48 Paul Leung
2003-01-12 17:40 ` Fernando Nasser
2003-01-13 16:49   ` Patrick Macdonald
2003-01-10  6:19 Paul Leung
2003-01-09 21:55 Fred New
2003-01-09 13:58 George T. Gibson
2003-01-09  4:33 Paul Leung
2003-01-09 18:19 ` Deepak Bhole

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